Working with our clients, I create the brand strategies and the accompanying visual identities that look and feel right.
I was born in Moscow and was one of those kids that started to read before I could speak. Next big event came what seemed a 100 years later: getting my Master’s degree in graphic design from Stroganoff University, a Russian, avant-garde experimental lab. Additionally, I studied Chinese art history, culture, psychology, and music. After school I did what most kids do and dabbled in PR, then branding, then a creative agency, then worked as a head of design at a Russian IT company called Synergo.
When I turned 30, I took a break to work as a jazz musician. A couple years later I returned to design, this time as a teacher at the British Higher School of Arts and Design. I taught courses on typography, creativity, concepting, and how to make everything look great. While teaching, I worked with big agencies and global brands. For fun I worked as Art Director on the film, “About Love. Adults Only.,” starring John Malkovich. Also around this time I was commissioned to design a comprehensive soccer training program for Adidas called, “Coach the Coaches.”
At 34 I made a coast-to-coast road trip in the US and hiked to the floor of the Grand Canyon, got lost, got scared, finally got out. The experience proved to me that I needed to live here. My first few years in the US were spent on explorational freelance romances with a few legendary design agencies in New York and Los Angeles until I fell in love with Timelapse. Between all this I watched 1,000s of videos, read hundreds of articles and a few dozen books on how to build a startup, started my startup, participated in Y Combinator Startup School, then quit my startup. Last year I finished music production school and moved back to New York to open the Timelapse office.
Adidas, PayPal, eBay, Ikea, Nissan/Infinity, Royal Canin, Under Armour, Vichy, Lincoln Center